BHRR’s Percival UPDATE!
 
The 3 year old fox red Labrador had his recheck tonight and it was a great one!
 
As I have said many times over reputable/quality rescue is not about winning any popularity contests and in bringing in this boy to our rescue, that has been proven twice over.
 
We will continue to do right by this boy who did not receive what he should have in his past and his bills are now just under $2,500 for when his bloodwork came back, he was positive for Lymes. This was something known per his previous Vet Records last spring yet, he was not treated.
 
For those that are not aware, Lyme disease can damage the heart, nervous system, and kidneys and it can kill.
 
So, he began an over $200 treatment of Doxycycline for the Lymes and in the spring he will require a bloodtest just like BHRR’s Mollie(Quant 6).
 
His weight tonight was 38.60 kgs(84.92 pounds) and with the implementation of a proper exercise and food regime, he has lost 2.8 kgs(6.16 pounds)! WTG! Team BHRR’s Percival! He is developing muscle mass plus tone and is looking so much better! He has the beginning of an actual waistline! WAHOO!
 
His ear infections are clearing up – only mildly red right now, his skin is greatly improving – he actually has toes now and not fat sausages! His feet, toes and pads are less irritated, less red and he is not as itchy. He is not shaking, crying, restless nor rubbing the way he once was.
 
The fistula’s on his butt are almost resolved too!
 
His coat is looking mighty fine and I am so proud of him and proud of his fosters!!!
 
His Vet was so impressed with the incredible improvement to his medical health.
 
He does not require any further antibiotics for his ears nor his skin at this time and he will continue on the Apoquel for his allergies and the Doxy for his Lymes disease and be bathed with his special shampoo once a month PLUS remain on his fish based food – which costs almost $300/month.
 
Now that his legs, feet and toes plus pads feel better, he is no longer doing that painful small limp that he once was doing.
 
His heart and lungs sound great also!
 
As we now have his medical conditions under control, he can be neutered in a few weeks time and we will be focusing more on his social anxiety – having not been properly stimulated with exercise – he is both excited and anxious about some public venues. So much stimulation and so, taking it as easy as things can be with the introduction of this big beautiful amazing world we live in. Being a lab, he takes most things in stride already and the rest will come as he continues to learn that he is ok, that he can stand on his four feet himself and be comfortable with his own company and in his own skin.
 
His foster mom said he was anxious in the car whining – he barely whined with myself, yet he did whine, something he did not do when I first picked him up. So, we will work on his comfort level of car rides being associated with a lot of really awesome things! I had no issues getting him in nor out of the car. He hopped right in. I also do not talk to him. I passively ignore.
 
He was anxious at the Vet tonight somewhat yet, that is understandable.
 
He loves meeting everyone and everything! Such a nice boy!
 
He is eating supper much better than his breakfast and he is on a strict regiment of not getting anything more than his kibble and some canned food to use as treats and for his meds.
 
He is terrified of stairs, so that is a work in progress and now that he is settling in, while his leash manners are ok with me, he was lugging his foster Mama all around.
 
He has figured out playing with toys and with other dogs and has been playing up a storm with his foster brothers!
 
He has been great with cats to date too.
 
For those asking, he is not available for adoption and he will not be until at least mid January. At that time, we will re-assess and any screening adoptive process will be extremely thorough via our BHRR procedures. He will only be placed in that right matched forever loving home meant for him.
 
Said right matched forever loving home will be required to stay on top of his food and seasonal allergies. This poor dog has suffered and greatly. How terrible it had to have been living in such pain and discomfort.
 
The better he has felt, the happier he has become and what a ham!
 
Gentle Reminder that our Annual ‘JUST IN TIME FOR XMAS’ Online Auction ends tomorrow night at 9 PM and all monies raised shall go towards BHRR’s Percival’s continued Vet Care.
 
Here is the link to view the 58 items currently up for grabs and I will be adding the last items, ~15 tonight.
 

Gentle reminder we are here at Pet Valu Hazeldean Road – 457 Hazeldean Road to 4 PM!

We are doing nail trims & ear cleanings! We have merchandise for sale including baked goodies for both humans & dogs! We also have our wine/chocolate raffle basket up for grabs!

This special boy dropped in for a few minutes to say Hello and stole hearts all over! BHRR’S Percival! 

This is our last community education and public awareness event of 2019!

Stayed tuned for our 12th JUST IN TIME FOR XMAS Online Auction….will be up and running tonight!

 

UPDATE: $360 DONATED TO DATE!

We got him!

BHRR’s Percival – 3 year old fox red Lab – was then seen at EVC. We reviewed his previous Vet Records and can confirm that proper Vet recommendations for his suspected allergies were never followed.

We had received an offensive email last night from his previous home – as he was surrendered direct to a Vet Hospital, where he was placed should have been confidential – stating that they were excellent owners and took care of all of his needs including medical etc.

This has not been the case and we now have the medical records.

At work tonight, we have begun his proper proactive/preventative vetting. We did ear cytologies and then cleaned and treated his horrible ear infections with antibiotics.

His Vet has placed him on antibiotics for his horrible bacterial skin infections – feet, between his toes, chin and head. His anus is also terribly inflamed plus raw. His Vet is hoping that the fistulas are allergy related.

His Vet has him on a special shampoo to be washed monthly for his skin.

His Vet has placed him on Apoquel for his allergies.

We also have put him on a proper fish based food to food trial him for the next 8 weeks.

We did bloodwork in preparation for his neuter for he has not been neutered. We also did bloodwork to test for Heartworm and tickborne diseases.

We shall begin to de-worm him and do a fecal. When he is healthy, we will do his vaccine protocol.

His elbows are full of hard callouses.

We are doing all of his necessary and his required Vetting.

As explained to his previous home that fired us off an email last night, so many organizations no longer step up to help owner surrendered dogs and we continue to understand why. Groups being harassed is not acceptable and this means more dogs are being euthanised as Rescues do not have the time or desire to deal with cyberbullying. BHRR takes a zero tolerance approach to such conduct.

If this dog had been adequately tended to, we would not have had to invest close to $1,000 to begin to get him healthy. This is just the beginning too for him.

He needs to lose weight – weighed 41.4 kgs tonight – and needs to gain muscle mass plus tone. The home had placed him on Trazodone as they were not getting sleep. We have taken him off of Trazodone for with the right physical and emotional stimulation, he is fine.

We were told that he was not being exercised as he should be and that one of the Owners had hip surgery in the summer and uses a cane. Yet, in having two owners, the option to use a dog walker, family, friends and/or neighbours to help etc., his physical needs could be met with a bit of planning.

He is quite chill, friendly and we bought him some squeaky toys as one of his rescue saviours said he began to play with a toy today.

He did perfectly fine around not one yet two cats between grooming at Groomindale’s at Pet Valu Stittsville and EVC. He was fine around all other dogs he has met over the past couple of days since he was surrendered too.

He will need a bit of work with his obedience yet, he is a nice boy that once he becomes healthy – with allergies managed – he is going to feel so much better and be even happier.

He was a bit nervous we were told and we were also informed as to why – he was not handled gently in his past yet, even in the time he had been with his rescue angels, he has settled incredibly well.

BHRR believes in full disclosure and we are here to stand up and speak for those who cannot do so themselves and this is what we are going to do for BHRR’s Percival.

All monies raised tomorrow at our last community education and public awareness event of 2019 will go towards his medical needs. I do wish to say that I am sorry that we will not have any Boerskin baked goodies available for sale as my day/night has been taken up with dear sweet BHRR’S Percival and also the latest with our CVO complaint investigation for BHRR’s Bane. Almost one year and it is still ongoing.

If anyone may like to drop off some baked goodies tomorrow at our event, we would be eternally thankful!!

For anyone that may like to donate to his cause you can via PayPal to gwen@birchhaven.org or via email transfer to contactbhrr@gmail.com or direct to Eagleson Veterinary Hospital 613-383-8381.

Thank you from my heart to his emerge temp fosters – Cassy & John and then Annette! 

Thank you to Megan and also to Kathryn for offering to emerge temp foster him too. 

From our home to all of our friends and family plus supporters, the best of good night wishes are being sent!

On my way shortly to pick up who shall be named BHRR’s Percival!

He is a special needs 3 year old fox red Labrador.

This AM, he was given a wonderful bath/grooming session thanks to one of his rescue angels – Katy. 

Doesn’t he look positively adorable?!

We are still working on an emerge temp foster for him. Dear already BHRR Approved Volunteers, please let us know if you have a soft spot for him to lay his head for even just the next week. ??

I have an appointment scheduled for right after I pick him up to be seen at the Vet. We will be given a copy of his previous vet records when I pick him up which we will then review closely with his Vet.

We have learned that he had not been neutered either so we will be ensuring that this is also done as part of proactive/preventative Vet Care!

We will post an update after his Vet visit as then we will have a better idea of what we are looking for in regards to his medical rehabilitation needs.

Gentle reminder to all that have participated in our annual GIVE IT UP FOR AUTUMN Fundraiser, that it ended last night and all monies you saved can be sent via PayPal to gwen@birchhaven.org or via email transfer to gwen@birchhaven.org 

AND it is not too late to donate to our 12th Annual JUST IN TIME FOR XMAS Online Auction. Sadly, we only have about 20 items donated YET to us, that is 20 more items than we once had to help raise much needed funds for the animals in need of our highly specialised programs. 

BHRR EVENTS

NOTICE: UPCOMING BHRR EVENTS:

BHRR ONLY books 4 Community Education & Public Awareness Events Per Year

1. 2019 marks our 17th annual BHRR Secret Santa to the BHRR Animals!

2. Our annual BHRR “CHAIN OF SUCCESS” Thank you Pooch/Potluck is Saturday December 22nd – Our last event of the year!
Time: 2:00 PM – 8:00 PM
*Please EMAIL to sign up OR join our Facebook Group!

3. ‘Sign’ Night – Don Cherry’s in Kanata, Ontario on Thursday January 16th from 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
*Raffle Basket will also be up for grabs – One of Gwennie’s famous Wine/Chocolate Baskets
*Registration link to come – We MUST sell 18 MORE tickets by January 2nd, for this event to be a go. 
$15 from each ticket sold comes to Rescue

4. Our 7th Annual Breaking Bills Bake Online Auction Starts Saturday January 18th!
If you may consider making a baked goodie(s) for humans and/or canine, Please EMAIL

5. Our 9th Annual DINE WITH THE BHRR DOGGIES is on September 19th, 2020
*OVER 60% SOLD OUT!

*$15 from each ticket will go to Rescue

6. ONGOING – On February 21st, 2013, I received a most delightful and touching email from a woman named Allie MacAlister that is so very active in helping others

She is extremely talented and more lovely than any words can ever be put down on paper and she has wonderfully surprised me with the very stunning and unique artful creation of an Irish Wolfhound, inspired by our Bunker Dude. She is calling it ‘Art For A Cause’.

The Wolfhound Cù Sìth

10% of sales of her products will come to BHRR!

*You can purchase t-shirts, mugs, mousepads, totes, greeting cards and SO much more! She will be adding products regularly.

The Wolfhound Cù Sìth

This is a 3 year old male uber handsome fox red coloured Labrador Retriever.

While not a Giant per say, at 40+kgs, he is a big boy and is a special needs situation.

He has allergies and his Owners were planning on having him euthanised as they were not willing to pursue further investigation/diagnostics etc. Therefore, we do not know what is the underlying cause of his allergies at this time.

We were contacted by the Vet Hospital he frequents and the home ended up agreeing to surrender him to the Hospital over having him put to sleep.

He is said to have no other issues/concerns and is a really nice boy and that is why the Hospital fought hard to see him saved.

ETA is Friday November 22nd and we are still working on an approved temp foster home for him.

AND he shall be in need of a special Secret Santa ALL of his very own if anyone may like to step up.

AND please do not forget about our annual ‘GIVE IT UP FOR AUTUMN’ Fundraiser whereby all funds shall come to help BHRR’s Kenai, the special needs German Shepherd in our care. Yes, we will be posting another update on him shortly.

Donations to his continued care can continue to be sent via PayPal to gwen@birchhaven.org or via Email Transfer to gwen@birchhaven.org or direct to Eagleson Veterinary Clinic 613-383-8381

We are also still very much in need of Auction items for our 12th Annual ‘JUST IN TIME FOR XMAS’ Onlline Auction.

From our home to all of our friends, family and supporters, good night wishes are being sent!